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and the upper chamber. >> but he has such a strong personal relationship with lindsay graham, and lindsay graham is so personally invested in his 2014 re-election and being seen as the guy who is fighting the obama administration on this, so i kind of feel like -- it's just a guess, but my thought is that graham will eventually drop it. that will allow mccain to drop it. that will allow them to follow suit. then you have a new precedent. let's say you get to the floor with this vote, and it's 55-45 or 57-43. a party line vote is not entirely new, but that's close to a new phenomenon too for defense secretary for a cabinet nominee, and if that becomes the new rule for cabinet nominees going forward, what happens when the next president comes along and his or her party does not control the senate. if that's the new norm that's established, you have a big problem there. >> oh. >> no different from the senate. remember, john mccain was the guy who negotiated that deal to stop the nuclear option before? remember, he was the one that stood in the way of the very idea of filibustering cabinet nominees,
to play what lindsay graham had to say about potential problems ahead. >> if i had to bet where this thing could run into a roadblock, it wouldn't be on the pathway to citizenship as long as it's earn and not a special pathway. we are all signed up for that. e verify and some new system to control employment, we are all signed up for that. here's the friction point. temporary workers are needed in the future. a legal source of labor for american workers. the goal is not to displace an american worker. you can get a temporary worker when there is no american available at a competitive wage. >> the devil is in the detail. >> we're hear enough details from the president regarding work visas and the more complicated issues that may arise? >> no, but that's by design. the democrats are telling him to stay out of the details right now. if he starts putting down ultimatums or starts saying what he wants, republicans are going to run the other way. republicans will say it privately and democrats say it publicly, stay back. let both houses harsh this out and don't get into the minutia of it and tha
. then lindsay graham. those are strong conservative republicans and they're not buying it. let me tell you one thing, at the end of the day, if what the republicans want is an ineffective secretary of defense, why? they're not going to agree with obama's policies. ettes far better to have a weak secretary of defense than a strong one who shoves the president's policies down. >> neil: that might be the choice we're left with. kt, always good seeing you. >> thanks, neil. >> from gold to gone, a a meddle winner charged with murdering his girlfriend. ma anyone gunshot. "make seone y >> ma mendez and the media. we question, you decide. one som♪ ♪and you will be happy too. [ male announcer ] were you more interesting in your twenties, or now? when you were starting out? or after a few decades working in some well-worn character? experience makes you wiser for the wear. and now come the richer possibilities. [ children laughing ] aarp. an ally for real possibilities. find tools and resources at aarp.org/possibilities. we all work remotely so this is a big deal, our first full team gathering! i wa
senators and lindsay graham say they will not block a vote. next week, even if they end up voting against him. mike is live from washington. what are republicans saying about the delay. >> they say chuck hagel is a controversial nominee and time allows them important time to take a closer look at them. they obtained a letter that send to graham and another senator drafting a speech accusing the state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office. ha gefl says he disavow the statement attributed to me. here is one of the recipients of that letter. >> so i'm glad that we have got more time to look. i am glad he answered my question about the comment he allegedly made. i think we're doing our job to scrutinize i think one of the most unqualified, radical choices for secretary of defense in a very long time. >> reporter: senator graham is hoping time will lead to them thinking twice. >> shep: republicans have been mad at him but what is reaction? >> president obama reminded folks that he a wartime hero. >> i think senator mccain and others know we have to work together to
, harry reid, and said this is the solution. >> all right. meanwhile, senator lindsay graham is suggesting one potential -- >> i'm sorry, could i interrupt? i had a munchkin in my mouth. >> no, you can't have those. you're supposed to have your greek yogurt. >> i'm trying to make a point with a visual aid. this is like defense spending. done. gone. >> before the day has even started, you've just -- give those to me. >> i'm not homer simpson. what do you make of what woodward said? >> the president's in charge. he's got to figure out a way to stop the sequester. i think the symbolism of the last couple weeks haven't been great. he's not really out there leading a new path towards figuring out how to avoid something he says is a bad idea and promised as a candidate wouldn't happen. >> okay. john, joe's mouth is full. what do you think? >> i'm hap think the sequester be a bad thing. >> everyone says that. who's going to take the blame? who should? >> if it ends up going into effect, i think they're all going to take a lot of blame and they should. it's fair enough to say, if bob's reporting i
's a very delicate dance they've got to do here. and that's what rubio, mccain, lindsay graham, are doing with their proposal here. and they're getting hammered for it, to a large extent. and that's what i'm a little worried about, is rubio, because he's interested in 2016, is going to look for any excuse to walk away from this and say, well, i tried. there is a suspicion. if i can interpret what rand paul is saying into english, they have a fear that the democrats just want to use this as an issue to keep the latinos in their camp and not actually have an immigration deal, appear to have an immigration deal and not have one. so they can continue to solidify the latinos. >> dana, i guess the other way of looking at this from the white house is a stand point of this has to be adversarial when it comes to rubio's role in this. because he has sort of separated himself from what has been the republican mainstream on immigration for the last half decade or so, really going out on a limb. and if you look at the psychology of today's republican party, it's not let's team up with obama, let's giv
to delay chunk hagel's nomination as defense secretary, lindsay graham says republicans were just doing their due diligence. >> you are talking about a person whose voting record shows softness on iran and antagonism toward israel. he would be the most antagonistic in history. i think we're doing our job to scrutiny recognize i think one of the most unqualified radical choices for secretary of defense in a have a long time. >> peter: what does this mean to the american people and our troops serving overseas. joining us is steve, the ceo of concerned veterans of america. good morning. i would think that as a veteran receive a you would love this guy, did veteran representative, would you love this guy did you does he meet the mark or not? >> we came out early against senator ha did gel as the nominee for secretary of defense. we do honor and thank him what he as done for veterans. he has bring great for veterans. >> peter: where does he fall in line? >> wrong man, wrong job, wrong time. he hasn't been a thought meter on the issues and hasn't been forward looking in defense and hasn't put
and decent upper body. >> chris talked about our riffing on lindsay graham. what's it like to meet her in person in he smells up magnolias in secret shame. poor lindsey. ever going to advise him. >> i just cannot get this off my trouser knee. the stain will not go -- does anyone have any shout. >> stephanie: katherine in california. hello, katherine. >> caller: good morning, mama and the mooks. >> stephanie: good morning. >> caller: two things quickly. first of all, that was not marco rubio last night. that was mitt romney in drag. i say he really did that. the other thing talking about the disrespect, the thing i found was so telling at the very beginning when they went on the supreme court alito scalia and thomas were not there. and i just thought -- you talk about the disrespect and between not standing up for the 102-year-old woman for her right to vote or the violence against women -- >> stephanie: they're like boo, boo 102-year-old woman. you're sticking around, sucking off the government tit die already. >> if you have any question that they didn't stamp a single point of disres
nature. to see lindsay graham laughing with eric holder is not an every day occurrence. the meeting with speaker boehner, i asked boehner about his own future. he says he's not going anywhere, so those who predicted he might have a short speakership, he says he's staying on, a lot of work to do. we are seeing the ribbons and i had a moment to speak to gaby giffords. she responded quickly. her voice was strong, emotions strong and she brings the emotion of the gun control issue to the chamber tonight. >> kelly o'donnell, from the press gallery above the chamber. in the new ghoulish term of the post-9/11 era, there is a cabinet secretary who sat it out, stayed home, ordered pizza with the secret service so that the government can continue, should there be, god forbid, a massive attack on the building behind us. tonight, it's energy secretary steven chu. this person is known as the designated survivor, if you can believe it. a term of distinction. savannah guthrie, let's talk about the atmospherics in the hall, what we can see, and what will be off camera. >> we touched on it already.
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